Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

The DVD release has officially been announced, and as promised to you here by your highly informed and sparkly blogging hosts, the date is July 1st.

Please never doubt us again!

By Eric Goldman at IGN. Mostly stuff we already knew, but here’s a cool quote:

Weiner recalled talking to an angry man who works in advertising about some of the characters on the show mocking a real life Volkswagen ad, because he felt it truly was an important and memorable advertisement. Said Weiner, “I understand the thrill of that, but I think it’s fascinating that this firm is just on the wrong side of things.” Slattery said he felt the show was “about what people want, not what they get. All these people on this office are aspiring for something and not getting it.”

Couple of great quotes about Peggy:

    Matt Weiner, asked about her future: “I don’t predict good things for anybody out here, I’ve got to be honest with you.”

    Elisabeth Moss: “[Peggy] is capable of an incredible amount of hope and belief in something, whether it’s love or Don or advertising or that she’s not pregnant.”

Go read (and don’t forget to click the Page 2 link at the bottom, it’s barely visible).

Looks like TNT is getting into the ad man game.

On Monday, the network also ordered 13 episodes of “Truth in Advertising,” a series produced by the Shephard/Robin Co. and the same team behind TNT’s biggest hit, “The Closer.”

Rather than a knockoff of AMC’s popular “Mad Men” — as might be assumed — “Truth” follows two ambitious, funny guys in a modern-day Chicago ad agency, Robin said. Conceived by Wright, the series is written by former admen Hunt Baldwin and John Coveny (“The Closer”).